India Rankings 2023

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Minister of State for Education and External Affairs released the India Rankings 2023


  • It is a ranking of higher education institutions in India.
  • The 2023 India Rankings is the 8th edition.


  • Overall category topped by IIT Madras for the 5th consecutive year. It also tops the Engineering category for the 8th consecutive year.
  • University category topped by IISc Bengaluru for the 8th year in a row. It also tops the Research Institutions Category for the 3rd year in a row.
  • In Management category, IIM Ahmedabad tops the list for the 4th time in a row.
  • In Medical category, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi tops the list for the 6th consecutive year.
  • In Pharmacy, Hyderabad’s National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research tops the list for the first time, pushing past Jamia Hamdard.
  • Amongst Colleges, Miranda House has retained the top spot for the 7th consecutive year.
  • IIT Roorkee tops the Architecture list for the 3rd time in a row.
  • In Law category, Bengaluru’s National Law School of India University retains the top spot for the 6th time.
  • Delhi’s Indian Agricultural Research Institute tops the list under Agriculture and Allied Sectors.
  • In the Innovation category, IIT Kanpur is the top performer.
  • Colleges in Delhi continue to the dominate the Colleges ranking.


  • To help students choose HEIs based on their standing in various categories and subject domains.
  • To help HEIs identify areas needing improvement


  • 3 distinct additions have been made to the 8th edition of India Rankings:
    • Introduction of ‘agriculture and allied sectors’ as a separate subject
    • Integration of innovation ranking (this was previously done by ARIIA (Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements))
    • Expansion of ‘architecture’ to ‘architecture and planning’ to include HEIs providing courses on urban and town planning


  • 5 categories:
    • Overall
    • University
    • Colleges
    • Research Institutions
    • Innovation
  • 8 subject domains:
    • Engineering
    • Management
    • Pharmacy
    • Architecture & Planning
    • Medical
    • Law
    • Dental
    • Agriculture and Allied Sectors
  • Use of NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework)
    • Launched by the Education Ministry in 2015.
    • 5 broad categories:
      • Teaching, Learning & Resources
      • Research and Professional Practice
      • Graduation Outcome
      • Outreach and Inclusivity
      • Perception


  • First published in 2016
    • 3 domain-specific rankings:
      • Engineering
      • Management
      • Pharmacy

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